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If you are looking to escape the outside world in the run up to Christmas then Carton House is the perfect place to spend an afternoon.
Last week I took my Mum to The Spa at Carton House and we indulged in an afternoon of pampering and relaxation. My mum is my rock and she is always by my side. For the past few years her love and support has enabled me to study and grow into a new career in wellbeing so what better way to thank her than with a relaxing treatment and lunch. My mum is difficult to buy for but her favourite thing in the world is a massage. I will say though she is a tough critic but as she walked into the relaxation room after her treatment she was smiling from ear to ear. She said Nancy was one of the best therapists she has had and she felt great.
RELEXOLOGY CONNECTS BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT
I was drawn to the reflexology session and my therapist Alla was excellent. Her knowledge and intuition was spot on and she picked up on everything going on in my body. Reflexology is an ancient art of healing the body and mind. After an invigorating foot scrub and an application of hot towels to the feet and legs, gentle pressure is then applied to specific points on the feet to establish a healthy flow of energy within the body and to encourage your body’s own natural healing system. It’s an incredibly relaxing treatment and Alla picked up on my digestive issues and also on my back pain. The treatment helped me to focus on healing and her aftercare plan helped me to fine tune my daily habits to what my body currently needs.
The Carton House spa is one of the nicest I have visited. The beds in the treatment rooms are not only heated but also very wide and incredibly comfortable. This makes all the difference for me as it really enhances your treatment experience. The relaxation room (below) is so spacious as you can see in this picture. We ate sorbet and fresh fruit and snuggled under the beautiful blankets truly appreciating the time alone. After our treatments we relaxed in the pool, steam room and sauna.
A HISTORICAL TREASURE
Carton House is steeped in 835 years of history and you can also step behind the scenes for a tour of the house too. You can avail of the stunning 1,100-acre grounds and take a walk in nature after your treatment. Connecting with nature, especially if you live in the city is so important as it helps us to connect with our spiritual self and truly appreciate the beauty of the world we live in. As a daily mindfulness practitioner I love taking a moment each day to appreciate my surroundings. At Carton House this is incredibly easy to do.
Feeling fully revived and relaxed we headed to the main house for lunch. My mum loved the room we ate lunch in and in this picture you can see (above) the old kitchen that was used by the staff of the house many years ago.
We had a delicious meal and relaxed and chatted over tea before heading back to the real world! Sometimes life can run away with us and with the festive season fast approaching its nice to take a break and de-stress.
The spa at Carton House are offering some great packages at the moment including:
Midweek harmony package (priced at €150pp) – this includes a 55-minute facial of your choice and a 55-minute massage of your choice and unlimited access to relaxation room, pool, sauna and Jacuzzi
To book visit Carton House Spa